Handling Stress / Problem Coping

YouAreSmallWhat are your problems really? Have you really taken a step back and examined your life from a more comprehensive POV where you can see more clearly what your priorities are? Or are you too busy being involved (consumed actually) in the problems you have right now? Here are some tips I live by to handle stress, problem solving, and just life in general:


  • Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • “Control” for the most part, is an illusion. The only thing a person can actually have any control over is their own thoughts and actions. One can’t control the things around them, and certainly not the people around them. In my experience, it is the people who try so hard to control everything around them that end up being the ones that end up losing control of their own thoughts and actions. In their struggle to control everything, they end up losing them self. So in the end, one cannot control the situation, one can only control how they interpret and react to the situation.
  • If a problem is hurting any of ones values, discard it. Simple solution. Often the solution to a problem is simply to get rid of it.
  • Always look at the big picture. Is the problem worth the time, and mental energy being devoted to it? Remember that you are just one person living in a big community, big country, big world, big galaxy, big universe and in the grand scheme of things your problems are not worth squat. It may not be worth spending even two minutes of an already short life worrying about trifles.YouAreSmall
  • In my experience there is no such thing as the “wrong” thing to do and the “right” thing to do. There is only: “What can I live with?”. Don’t get caught up in what others perceive as the wrong thing to do, and the right thing to do. Choose the solution that permits you to be able to live with yourself.